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The Social Significance of Euphemisms

By Sally Raskoff Why do we use words like “troops” and “escorts” to sanitize our discussions of difficult, disturbing, or controversial topics, like war and sex? There has been much talk of bringing the “troops” home and of “troop” casualties....
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Rand Paul To CNN: ‘Time To Bring Troops Home,’ Cut Foreign Aid, And Fix Entitlements

News : Mediaite (2 years ago)

Appearing on CNN's Situation Room this afternoon, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) urged that the United States bring its troops home from a costly war in Afghanistan, cut foreign aid especially to potentially hostile countries like Egypt, and... Read Post

Are Russian Troops Vandalizing Korans?

News : The Daily Beast (3 hours ago)

Residents of Dagestan say that Russian forces destroyed their homes and trashed Korans during anti-terror raids last fall. Read Post

Challenges in Naming Gender Identities: Cis and Trans

Academics / Sociology : Everyday Sociology (last year)

By Sally Raskoff Issues of sex and gender are popular and common topics in sociology; we discuss the complexities of defining sex as physical (male, female) and gender as social (women, men). We assume that males take on the gender.... Read Post


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